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A Match Made in Hollywood: The films of Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock

The Hitchcock blonde has become a part of popular culture, a creature with varying shades of blonde hair, from honey to ice to strawberry, who embodies beauty, mystery, seduction and at times, danger. The actress, however, who seemed to entirely realise Hitchcock's vision of the perfect leading lady for his films, was Grace Kelly. The… Continue reading A Match Made in Hollywood: The films of Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

R.I.P: The end of the Gothic Horror Blogathon

And so the end has come for the Gothic Horror Blogathon as all of the spooks and spirits return to their places of rest for another year. The Blogathon was a wonderful success, which would not have been possible without the lovely bloggers who contributed such wonderful posts! I will be reading those that I… Continue reading R.I.P: The end of the Gothic Horror Blogathon

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

Rain and Revenge: The Crow (1994)

Wikipedia calls The Crow an American superhero film, but for me, it's more a gothic horror/romance film. The Crow isn't really a superhero, he's an antihero who becomes like that because of circumstances. He reminds me more Darkman than Clark Kent. The Crow is largely famous because it was Brandon Lee's final motion picture due to his tragic… Continue reading Rain and Revenge: The Crow (1994)

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My Heart is A Haunted House: Crimson Peak (2015)

There are spoilers ahead, so put away the wax cylinders if you don't want to hear all of the secrets.  Ghosts can be of the mind and they can be of the world. Crimson Peak shows this in incredible detail through its setting and character. This is a ghost story that is all about how ghosts are not… Continue reading My Heart is A Haunted House: Crimson Peak (2015)

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Something Gothic This Way Comes: The Gothic Blogathon Begins

It is almost Halloween, the day of the year when the veil between our world and the next is supposed to be at its thinnest. A time of year when those departed, those of the spirit world walk amongst us freely. And so the Gothic Blogathon, celebrating that world of man's darkest desires and truths,… Continue reading Something Gothic This Way Comes: The Gothic Blogathon Begins

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Tell Tale Voice: “Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key” (1972)

Although this film is over forty years old, some may still be concerned about spoilers in the walls, so please remove the plaster at your own risk.  Giallo is a genre of film that has come to fascinate me fairly recently. I was largely unaware of it until I watched Twitch of the Death Nerve [insert alternate… Continue reading Tell Tale Voice: “Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key” (1972)

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Uncategorized

To Thine Own Self Be True: “All That Heaven Allows” (1955)

The year before All That Heaven Allows was released, Joseph Breen left the position of head of the Hollywood motion picture censorship office. All That Heaven allows is not one of the films that truly marked the end of the code, films such as The Moon Is Blue, The Man With the Golden Arm and… Continue reading To Thine Own Self Be True: “All That Heaven Allows” (1955)